The club meets on Sunday evenings beginning at 6 pm during the school year in the Education Center at Capital Baptist Church (3504 Gallows Road in Annandale, Va.). Our program is conducted predominantly in English, but we have leaders who are fluent in Spanish to translate for children or parents when needed.
We recognize that families have different safety levels, but it is our intent to provide a safe environment for everyone who comes to our facilities. All of the programs at Capital Baptist church follow the Virginia Department of Health mandates carefully and we will adjust our program as required throughout the year. We will continue to thoroughly clean and sanitize all areas of the church. Our intent is to conduct AWANA on-site but if circumstances warrant, we are prepared to take our classes virtual again.
If you or your family members currently have COVID-19 symptoms (or have had symptoms within the past 2 weeks), please do not attend church or the AWANA program until you are well.
At Capital Baptist Church we endeavor to provide an environment where differences in masking and distancing are understood and accepted. This includes a strict policy of not judging anyone based on their masking choice or comfort level. Currently, we do not require children to wear face coverings; however, if a parent requests that their child maintains a face covering on campus, we will make every effort to ensure the child(ren) wears a mask.
If you are uncomfortable coming on-site but would like to enroll your child in AWANA at Capital Baptist Church, please contact the Commander to discuss possible options.
We use KidCheck to partner with you to keep your children safe while at Capital Baptist. KidCheck is a national program that you may already be enrolled in for church, sports, or other activities. The account is completely free and may be set up via a computer website (go.kidcheck.com) or phone (download the KidCheck Mobile App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store). You can create an account anywhere you have Wi-Fi or internet access. The enrollment process is simple and only takes a few minutes.
Please be sure to provide KidCheck your cell phone number and an email address you check, because we will use this system to contact you with announcements (e.g., cancellation for snow) and other information throughout the year. Since we will use this in place of standard registration, please enter your full address (KidCheck will say it’s optional), your child’s birthday, and any allergies. At this time, photos are optional but encouraged.
Once enrolled you can check in/out your children using the app (this is the easiest and fastest), scanning a barcode tag, or entering your phone number at our check-in kiosk. Upon check-in, a name tag will be printed for both you and your children. Each of these options requires you to walk in with your child. We will require your children to wear their name tags and you will need yours to pick them up. If you send someone else to pick up your child, they must have your cell phone number (since that’s how they’re accessed in KidCheck) and should have your name tag (barcode), if possible.